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HUGO WALL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Samuel L. Brown, Ph.D.

Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

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Full Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Public Policy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Concentrations: Decision Sciences, Evaluation Research and Health Policy
  • Dissertation: The Effect of Facility Type on Quality in Medicaid’s ICF/MR Program
  • Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Fellowship
  • University of Maryland Doctoral Fellowship

Master of Business Administration
University of Baltimore, Robert G. Merrick Graduate School of Business

  • Concentrations: Economics and Finance
  • Top graduate in a class of 100 MBA graduates
  • Graduate student speaker at commencement ceremony
  • National Black MBA Association Scholarship Award (national competition)
  • National Black MBA Association Scholarship Award (local competition)
  • Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Baltimore Chapter
  • Elected to Sigma Iota Epsilon, University of Baltimore Chapter
  • Awarded the Hoffberger Prize for Professional Ethics

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
Towson State University

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean's Scholarship Award, Towson State University
  • Dean's List, Towson State University
  • Economics Scholarship, Towson State University


UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

Director and Professor of Public Affairs
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

2016-Present

Provides academic and administrative leadership (i.e., management of human resources, budget, strategic planning, academic programming, and fundraising), facilitate programs of individual and collaborative research, support center directors in applied research projects, and promotes a collegial and collaborative work environment. Responsible for teaching in the MPA Program, monitoring student and curriculum development, mentoring junior faculty and overseeing student recruitment and placement and alumni relations. Responsible for oversight of School faculty, Center directors and School staff. Provides leadership in advancing the integrated model of teaching, research and service. Serve as the chief visionary; regularly and effectively communicating the School’s mission to diverse internal and external constituencies.

Tenured Professor
University of Baltimore   
2007-2016

  • Appointed Director of the Master of Science Degree Program in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (2013-present). Responsible for program administration, marketing, strategic planning, student recruitment, admissions, academic advising, career placement, outcomes assessment, and all activities related to launching and sustaining a new degree program within the College of Public Affairs.
  • Appointed as Senior Fellow at the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore
  • Recipient of the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Henry C. Welcome Fellowship
  • Appointed as Faculty Affiliate of the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Teach courses in Health and Public Administration (Nonprofit Administration, Evaluation, Finance, and Statistics)
  • Appointed as Director of the Master of Public Administration Program (2007-2011). Responsible for program administration, marketing, strategic planning, student recruitment, admissions, academic advising, career placement, outcomes assessment, and all activities related to maintaining accreditation.

Tenured Associate Professor
University of Nebraska at Omaha 
2005-2007

  • Appointed as Director of The Mosaic Research Center for Disabilities Policy and Practice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). This organization represented a partnership between Mosaic (a private provider organization) and UNO (a public university) focusing on issues related to adults and children with disabilities. It combined the expertise of Mosaic’s Advocacy Department and UNO’s academic programs within the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The center provided a focal point for advancing both domestic and international disability policy and practice, trained leadership and promoted research and analysis to address important national needs.  
  • Courses Taught: Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Financial Management, Public Policy Evaluation, Health Care Finance (Master’s), Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice and Public Administration (Doctoral).
  • Independent Studies (Summer 2004 one student, Spring 2004 one student, Fall 2003 two students, Summer 2003 one student, Fall 2002 two students).
  • Ph.D. Directed Readings (Spring 2004 one student, Fall 2004 one student).
  • Ph.D. Directed Research (Spring 2004 one student, Fall 2004 one student).
  • Ph.D. Students (Chair, two dissertation committees; Member three dissertation committees).
  • MPA Comprehensive Examination Grader (Fall 2004, Fall 2002).

Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska at Omaha  
2002-2005

Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky    
1999-2002

  • Courses Taught: Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector, Research Methods, Health Finance, Health Evaluation (Master’s).

Teaching Assistant
University of Maryland at Baltimore County 
1991-1992

  • Course Assisted: The Economics of Discrimination.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Brown, Samuel L. with Lorenda Naylor and Health Wyatt Nichol 2015. “Degrees of Inequality*: The Absence of African American Males in U.S. Higher Education,” Special Symposium Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) “Impediments to the America Dream: Democracy and Men of Color Living in the 21st United States, volume 21, no. 4: pp. 523-538.

Brown, Samuel L. 2014. “A Tale of Two Baltimore Neighborhoods: Redlining in 2013,” Greater Baltimore Urban League’s The State of Black Baltimore 2014, pp.35-60.

Brown, Samuel L. and David Goode-Cross. 2013. “Same-Sex Marriage and the Challenge of Liberalism: A Case of Ideological Drift,” Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Spring: 89-103.

Brown, Samuel L. and Heather Wyatt-Nichol. 2011. “Social Class and Socioeconomic Status: Relevance and Inclusion in MPA-MPP Programs,” Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol. 17, No. 2, spring, pp. 187-208.

Brown, Samuel L. 2010. “Public Administration Dichotomy: Origin, Debate and Application,” Journal of Sun Yat-Sen University. Vol. 50, No. 6, December 2010, pp. 175-181.

Brown, Samuel L. 2009. “All Payer Rate-setting in Maryland: Reinvent or Deregulate?" Public Performance & Management Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, September 2009, pp. 101–117.

Brown, Samuel L. and Rajade Berry-James. 2008 “Riots and Rebirth: The Role of Policy Sciences in Reducing Health Disparities,” ENDARCH Journal of Black Political Research vol. 2008, Issue 3: 9-44.

Brown, Samuel L., 2007. “Comments on Children Smuggled into the United States from Central America and China: A case study of the Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Care Program” Public Performance & Management Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, September 2007, pp. 125-130.

Brown, Samuel L.  Summer 2006 “Impact of Dementia on Inpatient Stays: Excess Cost?” The Journal of Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering & Management V(1): 41-51.

Brown, Samuel L. and O’Connell Lenahan. Winter 2005 “Restricted Access to Care: The Role of Race, Managed Care and Type of Insurance,” Journal of Health Care Finance 31(2): 26-37.

Brown, Samuel L. Fall 2004. “Effects of Race on Mortality and Use of Hospital Services in Maryland, 1998,” Journal of Health and Social Policy, 19(1): 77-89.

Brown, Samuel L. Summer 2004 “The Impact of Fee-for-Service and Managed Care Insurance on Access to Cardiac Care,” Journal of Health Care Finance 30(4): 68-79.

Brown, Samuel L. Winter 2003 “African American Health Disparities, Politics and Health Policy: an Enduring Quest for Equal Access to Health,” Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 9(1): 1-20.

O’Connell, Lenahan and Brown, Samuel L. Winter 2003. “Do Nonprofit HMOs Eliminate Racial Disparities in Cardiac Care?” Journal of Health Care Finance, 30(2), 84-94. 

Brown, Samuel L. Winter 2002. “Nonprofit Ownership and Quality in Medicaid’s Long Term Care Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities,” Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 25(3): 315-341. 

Brown, Samuel L. Fall 2002. “Race and Sex Differences in the Use of Cardiac Procedures for Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease in Maryland,” Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved, 13(4): 527-538.

Brown, Samuel L. June 2001. “Variations in Utilization and Cost of Inpatient Psychiatric Services Among Elderly and Nonelderly Adults in Maryland” Psychiatric Services 52(6): 841-843.

Brown, Samuel L., Lakin, Charles K. and Burwell, Brian O. Winter 1997. “Beneficiary-Centered Care in Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities,” Health Care Financing Review 19(2): 23-45.

Book Chapters and Book Reviews

Brown, Samuel L. 2012. “Challenges to Cultural Competency in Public Administration,” Cultural Competency in Public Administration. M.E. Sharpe Publisher.

Brown, Samuel L. 2012. “The Political Economy of Prison Privatizations,” Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Praeger.

Brown, Samuel L. 2007. “Domestic Violence Redefined” A Review of Evan Stark’s Coercive Control: Women Entrapped in their Daily Lives,” Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 9(1): 87-91.

Brown, Samuel L. 2004. “Health Policy and the Politics of Health Care for African Americans” Handbook of Black American Health (2nd Edition): Policies and Issues Behind Disparities in Health. The Greenwood Publishing Group.

Non-Refereed Works

Brown, Samuel L. and O’Connell, Lenahan Summer 2004 “Effect of Type of Insurance in Reducing Racial Disparities in Access to Cardiac Care,” Proceedings of the CrossCultural Research Exchange Between the U.S. and Mexico: Beyond Our Borders VI Conference.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2003. “Evaluation of NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR’s Nebraska Native American Outreach Program,” Proceedings of Annual Research Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE. 

Work in Progress

Brown, Samuel L. “Do nonprofit Managed Care Plans provide charitable benefits as a quid pro quo for tax exemption?”

Brown, Samuel L. “Depression Among the Black Elderly.”

Brown, Samuel L. “The Misdiagnosis Hypothesis of Cultural Competency in Public Administration.”

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Brown, Samuel L. October 2012. “Progress of Assessment in MPA Programs: A Cultural Approach.” NASPAA Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Brown, Samuel L. March 2012. “The Habits of Public Administrators as a Source of Disparities in Criminal Justice,” ASPA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Brown, Samuel L. May 2011. “Social Class and Socioeconomic Status: Relevance and Inclusion in MPA-MPP Programs,” Annual Teaching in Public Administration Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Brown, Samuel L. June 2010. “Cultural Competency and the Limits of Liberalism,” Annual National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Brown, Samuel L.  April 2009. “Considering Cultural Competence as a tool for Street Level Leaders,” ASPA Annual Conference, Miami, FL.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2009, “Toward a Theory of Cultural Competency in Public Administration,” Conference of Minority Public Administrators, Las Vegas, NV.

Brown, Samuel L. October 2008. “Balancing Faculty Obligations with
MPA Program Administration,” NASPAA Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.

Brown, Samuel L. March 2008. “The Role of Cultural Competence in Reducing Health Disparities,” ASPA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2008. “Riots and Rebirth: The Role of Policy Sciences in Reducing Health Disparities,” Conference of Minority Public Administrators, Hamilton, Bermuda.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2008. “Public Administration Education: The Search for New Intellectual Foundations,” Conference of Minority Public Administrators, Hamilton, Bermuda.Brown, Samuel L. December 2005. “A Comparative Analysis of Cost Drivers of Health Care Expenditures in the US and China,” 3rd Annual NAPSIPAG Conference of the Asian Development Bank, Beijing, P.R. China.

Brown, Samuel L.  October 2005. “A Comparative Analysis of Health Care Reform Across Central American Countries,” 28th Annual Global Studies Conference on Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Omaha, NE.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2005. “The Role of Health Communication in Reducing Race Disparities in Health,” 35th Annual Conference of Minorities in Public Administration. Corpus Christi, TX.

Brown, Samuel L. June 2004. “Effect of Type of Insurance in Reducing Racial Disparities in Access to Cardiac Care,” Cross-Cultural Research Exchange Between the U.S. and Mexico: Beyond Our Borders VI Conference. The Global Impact of Human Rights, Civil Rights, Race, Ethnicity and Culture in the United States and Mexico: The Road to Social Justice. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Brown, Samuel L. June 2003. “Do Nonprofit HMOs Eliminate Racial Disparities in Cardiac Care?” Annual Research Meeting of The Academy for Health Services and Health Policy, Nashville, TN.

Brown, Samuel L. 2003. “Evaluation of NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR’s Nebraska Native American Outreach Program” Annual Research Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE. 

Brown, Samuel L. June 2002. “The Impact of Fee-for-Service and Managed Care Insurance on Access to Care in Maryland.” Annual Research Meeting of The Academy for Health Services and Health Policy.

Brown Samuel L. June 2002. “Impact of Dementia on Inpatient Stays: Excess Cost?” Annual Research Meeting of The Academy for Health Services and Health Policy.

Brown, Samuel L. 2000. “Ownership and Quality in Medicaid’s ICF/MR Program.” Paper presented to the Center for Health Services Management and Research, University of Kentucky School of Allied Health, Lexington, KY.

Brown, Samuel L. 2000. “Ownership and Quality in Medicaid’s ICF/MR Program.” Paper presented to the Public Services Graduate Program at DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.

Brown, Samuel L. 1999. “Quality in Medicaid’s Intermediate Care Facility Program: Does Organizational Form Matter?” Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Arlington, VA.

Brown, Samuel L. 1999. “Giving and Volunteering in Kentucky’s Communities of Color” Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Arlington, VA.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND GRANT AND CONTRACT REPORTS

Brown, Samuel L. “Medicaid Non-emergency Transportation Services in Omaha.” 2004. Douglas County Health Department, Omaha, NE.

Brown, Samuel L. and Berger, Phillip. 2001. Report of the Blue Grass Planning Council Needs Assessment for Mental Health Services.”

Brown, Samuel L. et. al. 2006. Final Report to the MA Treatment Study Committee
of the Nebraska Community Corrections Council “Moving Past the Era of Good Intentions: Methamphetamine Treatment Study.” (State of Nebraska Contract number: 12969-04).

TEACHING GRANTS

Faculty Cohort on Community-Based Learning Grant. University of Baltimore 2013-2014 Academic Year. Financial support to improve the practical application of course material on public management to student learning outcome objectives for the MPA Program with the inclusion of community-focused projects while contributing to the social betterment of the community. $2,000.

Faculty Cohort on Student Course Performance and Learning Behaviors Grant University of Baltimore 2013-2014 Academic Year. Financial support to redesign an existing course on the nonprofit sector with the incorporation of a set of ‘best practices’ in teaching and learning’ and to provide as well as receive feedback on how well these approaches work in the UB campus learning environment. $2,000.

Faculty Cohort on Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Grant University of Baltimore 2013-2014 Academic Year. Financial support to redesign an existing course on nonprofit management to incorporate of a set of ‘best practices’ on social entrepreneurship. $2,000

Multidisciplinary Course/Project Support Team Grant. University of Nebraska at Omaha Information Technology Services. 2003-2004 School Year. Financial support to enhance the delivery of an online introduction to the nonprofit sector course. $2,500.

Evaluating and Improving Teaching. Travel grant from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Faculty Development to attend a workshop hosted by the Individual Development and Educational Assessment Center (IDEA) in February 2003, Savannah, Georgia. $1,000.

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS

“Evaluation of the Health Information Technology Plan for Region V Behavioral Health Care Providers Project.” University of Nebraska, Lincoln. $16,565.

“Minority Health Research Initiative.” Boy’s town National Research Hospital, Support from the Tobacco Settlement Biomedical Research Development Fund. $50,000 (Consultant).

“Native American Family Strengths.” NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Summer 2002. $20,000 (Principal Investigator).

RESEARCH AWARDS

2007 Henry C. Welcome Fellowship, Maryland Higher Education Commission 1998 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Dissertation Award in recognition of significant research in the fields of Public Affairs and Public Administration

RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS

“Using Health Information Technology to reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Access to Cardiac Care.” Proposal submitted to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $150,000, spring 2004.

“Do Nonprofit Hospitals reduce Disparities in Access to Cardiac Care?” Proposal submitted to the Aspen Nonprofit Foundation, $12,500, spring 2004.
“Risk for Lead Exposure in Omaha and Policy Implications – Use of GIS Technology.” Proposal submitted to University Committee on Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, $4,500, February 2003.
“Douglas County Drug Court 2003 Evaluation: Extended Recidivism and Cost-Benefit Analysis.” Collaborative proposal with Cassie Spohn and R.K. Piper submitted to Douglas County. $40,000, January 2003.

“Geosciences Education Opportunities on the Winnebago Indian Reservation (GEOWIRE).” Collaborative proposal with Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to the National Science Foundation, November 2002.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Brown, Samuel L. July 2003. “Medicaid Public Policy Considerations” Invited presentation to the Nebraska State Legislature’s LB 407 Task Force, Lincoln, NE.

Brown, Samuel L. March 2003. “Native IMAGE: Institute for Managing Applications of Geospatial Extension” The NASA EPSCoR Annual Conference Arlington, VA.

Brown, Samuel L. July 2002. “Fundamentals of Research,” Invited Lecture on the research process to Native American community college and high school students on the Santee Reservation as a part of the Remote Sensing Workshop.

Brown, Samuel L. November 2002. “Linking Performance Measures to the College Strategic Plan,” Invited Presentation to the Faculty of Little Priest Tribal College, NE.

Brown, Samuel L. November 2002. “The Role of Social Capital in American Democracy” Invited Lecture at Metro Community College, Omaha, NE.

Brown, Samuel L. March 2001. “Black Philanthropy and Volunteerism,” Presented at the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, University of Kentucky African American Studies and Research Program, Lexington, KY.

Brown, Samuel L. February 2001. “Analysis of Secondary Data.” Lecture presented in the MHA Capstone Course, University of Kentucky, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, Lexington, KY.

Brown, Samuel L. and Berger, Phillip. January 2001. Report of the Blue Grass Planning Council Needs Assessment for Mental Health Services,” Presented to the Kentucky Commission of Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders and Dual Diagnosis, Frankfort, KY.

Brown, Samuel L. October 2000. “Junior Faculty at Research I Universities” Talk presented at the Seventh Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Orlando, Florida.

Brown, Samuel L. 1999. “Trends in the Long Term Care for the Elderly,” Presented at the Allied Health and Nursing Educators’ Conference of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Louisville, KY.

Brown, Samuel L. April 1999. “Case-Mix Measurement in 1999/2000 Maryland Hospital Rate-Setting Methodology,” Presented at the 1999 Spring Workshop of The Maryland Chapter of the HealthCare Financial Management Association, Baltimore, MD.

Brown, Samuel L.  1996. “Research Uses of Medicare Data” Presented at the 1996 Data Conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities sponsored by the Health Care Financing Administration, Atlanta, GA.

Brown, Samuel L.  1995. “Current Research and Demonstration Initiatives” of the Office of Research and Demonstrations (ORD) presented at the 1995 Invitational Conference of on Data Trends in Developmental Disabilities sponsored by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, D.C.

Brown, Samuel L. 1994. “Current Research Initiatives” of the Office of Research and Demonstrations at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, Washington, D.C.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2014-2017 Elected to the University of Baltimore Faculty Senate

2013-Present Director of Master of Science Degree Program in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

2013-2014 Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee

2013-2014 Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Group

2012-2013 Planning Committee for M.A. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

2012-2013 Chair, Search Committee for Quantitative Analysis Position in Public Administration

2009-2010 Member of University of Baltimore School of Health and Human Services Faculty Search Committee

2008-2009 Member of the University of Baltimore Provost Search Committee

2008-2009 Member of University of Baltimore School of Public Affairs Search Committee

2008-2010 Member of the Executive Committee of the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Senate

2007-2008 Member of University of Baltimore, College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee

2007-2011 Director of MPA Program at the University of Baltimore

2006-2007 Director of Mosaic Center for Disabilities Policy and Practice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

2005-2007 Member of University-Wide Health benefits Review Committee, University of Nebraska.

2003-2007 Member of Doctoral Program Committee, UNO School of Public Administration.

2003-2004 Chairman, Research and Service MPH Program Accreditation Committee.

2002-2006 Member of Graduate Master of Public Health Program Committee, University of Nebraska at Omaha/University of Nebraska Medical Center
2000 Faculty Tour of the Commonwealth 2001 Committee, University of Kentucky
2000-2001 Member of Selection Committee to award the Herald Leader fellowship, University of Kentucky.

2000 Member of Steering Committee for the Partnership Agreement between the University of Kentucky and the Central High Magnet Career Academy (Louisville).
1999-2001 Member of the Faculty Senate's Ad Hoc Committee on Minorities, University of Kentucky.

1999-2001 Member of the Martin School Admissions Committee for Masters of Health Administration, University of Kentucky.

1999-2001 Member of the Martin School Curriculum Committee for Masters of Health Administration, University of Kentucky.

1999-2001 Member of the Martin School of Public Policy Search Committees, University of Kentucky.

1999-2001 Member of the Black Women’s Conference Committee (African American Studies and Research Program), University of Kentucky.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2011-2012 Appointed as Treasurer to the Board by the President of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

2009 Appointed by the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to the 2009 U.S. Presidential Rank Review Board to recognize career members of the Federal Government Senior Executive Service for exceptional performance.

2009 Served as President-Elect of the Conference of Minorities in Public Administration

2008 Elected Vice President of the Conference of Minorities in Public Administration

2007-2011 Elected to the National Board of the American Society for Public Administration

2008-2012 Elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

2007  Reviewer for the American Review of Public Administration

2005-2008 Board Member, Conference of Minorities in Public Administration (COMPA).

2004 Conference Planner, 2005 Annual Conference of Minorities in Public Administration (COMPA).

2003 Faculty for the third Omaha Maternal and Child Health “Hands On” Workshop, April 2003, Nebraska City, NE.

2000-2001 Reviewer for Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

1995-2000 Health Care Financing Administration’s Historically Black College and University Grant Program–served as Grant Proposal Reviewer.

1999-2002 Board Member, Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Association, Atlanta, GA

1998-1999 Reviewer for Health Care Financing Review.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2008 Grant Reviewer, District of Columbia, Department of Human Services Income Maintenance Administration FY 2008 Mini grants to Small Non-profit Community-based organizations.

2004-2007 Board Member, Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

2004-2007 Task Force Member, State Minority Health Plan, Office of Minority Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

2004-2007 Report Reviewer, Office of Minority Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

2004 Consultant to Douglas County Health Department (Omaha, NE) Analyzed data from a Medicaid transportation survey and provided guidance in the development of the final report.

2004 Consultant to Red Mortgage Capital, Inc. (Bozeman, Montana). Analyzed the financial condition of rural hospitals for the purpose of conducting due diligence in preparation of HUD Mortgage Loan Applications.

2004  Graduate Heartland Blueprint Class XII a United Way of the Midlands program to help increase minority racial/ethnic volunteer leadership.

2003-2006 Consultant to Girls and Boys town (Omaha, NE). Conducting a study on the paucity of Latino participation in biomedical research.

2000-2001 Appointed as Co-chair of the Bluegrass Planning Council (Lexington, KY).

1999-2002  Board member - Blue Grass Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board (Lexington, KY).

1999-2002  Board member – Renaissance Learning Program, Inc. (Lexington, KY).

1991- 1998  Board Member, the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

1997  Founding Member, the Health Care Financing Administration’s Chapter of Toastmasters International (TI).

1992-1996 Board member, Baltimore Talent Education Center (Baltimore, MD).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2004-Present Member, American Society for Public Administration (COMPA section).

2003-present Member, American Public Health Association (Health Administration Section).

2002-2004 Member, Academy Health

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Health Services Cost Review Commission
Associate Director for Policy Analysis and Research
1998-1999

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (“the Commission”) was established to monitor all fiscal affairs of Maryland’s hospitals and related institutions.  The general duties of the Associate Director for Policy Analysis and Research were to coordinate, supervise, and conduct research and policy analysis for the Commission.
More specific Responsibilities were for the design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of results of analytical studies of payment methods, quality and outcome issues, and other related health policy issues. Coordinated and supervised the Commission’s activities related to database design and management, external data procurement, and interagency data integration and coordination efforts. Specified, tested, and analyzed the statistical/econometric models employed in implementing specific Commission regulatory policies and procedures. Managed, coordinated, and participated in the processes to solicit Request for Proposals for various Commission contracts. Prepared and presented written reports related to Commission, industry, Governor, General Assembly, task forces, workgroups, and other governmental agencies.

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)--Baltimore, Maryland
Social Science Research Analyst
1992-1998

Responsible for intramural research and evaluation related to financing and service delivery of institutional and noninstitutional long term care services; worked with other HCFA and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) components to identify, develop and undertake research and evaluation activities; directed demonstration and evaluation projects, including soliciting and reviewing project proposals, preparing award decisions, monitoring project progress, evaluating project deliverables and final reports, and disseminating project findings. Successfully planned and conducted a comparative study of nonprofit and proprietary long-term care providers. Directed a national evaluation of the $100 million Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) Program. Guided the development of several state-level managed care and long-term care demonstrations.

University of Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
Research and Teaching Assistant for Economics
1992

Assisted Economics Professor in teaching an upper-level undergraduate course on the Economics of Discrimination.   Prepared and presented lectures on the subject matter of the course (e.g., residential discrimination, labor market discrimination, consumer discrimination, and discrimination in education); engaged in research for material to update the lecture and for incorporation in a planned textbook for the course; and graded papers and examinations of the students.


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond-- Baltimore, Maryland
Assistant Planning Analyst
1991

Studied operating methods and procedures of a routine nature, analytically evaluated systems, methods, equipment, layouts and procedures.  Assisted in modifying current methods, devised new methods, developed operational changes, and supported recommendations for new or modified equipment and automated systems to improve efficiency and service quality.  Assisted higher-level analyst in working on more complex projects: collected data, organized databases, analyzed, and interpreted data as directed.  Maintained a facility for analytical methods used in decision-making, and kept well informed on current developments in institutional policy areas that affected Federal Reserve operations.  Participated in conferences and discussions to critique the work of others; and identified applications for Planning Department's resources.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland
University Administrator
1989-1990

Functioned as one of four Grant and Contract Administrators in the JHU School of Medicine who reported to the Dean of Research and Administration. Responsibilities included oversight of the grant and contract proposals for ten University departments; reviewed grant and contract proposals for compliance with University policy and sponsoring agency requirements; negotiated with internal and external clientele to ensure that grant, contract and subcontract clauses were suitable for the University; reconciled differing points of view on invention and copyright issues; and coordinated special projects.  Auxiliary responsibilities: monitored and analyzed current and proposed federal and state rules and regulations related to human subjects, biological safety and misconduct in research, as well as other regulations as they pertained to research, such as conflict of interest, debarment and suspension, drug free workplace, etc.; assisted in the development of policies and procedures to ensure institutional compliance; assisted faculty and students in the preparation of protocols for certification of compliance; provided signatory approval of compliance for proposal submissions; assisted in the  preparation and updating of University assurances, and policy and procedure manuals for researchers; and maintained contact with appropriate regulatory agencies and  assisted in preparations for agency inspections and audits.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation New York, NY
Assistant Bank Examiner
1987-1988

As an Assistant Bank Examiner responsibilities included reviewing bank operations to assure compliance with laws and regulations, searched for unsafe and unsound banking practices, determined the financial condition of banks; assessed the adequacy of their internal procedures and the character of their management staff; assembled and analyzed data and other relevant information and discussed findings with bank management and made appropriate recommendations for action.

In addition to the more general duties were the responsibilities of involvement in related examinations conducted to review for compliance with consumer protection laws and regulations; reviewed trust department operations, and evaluated electronic data processing centers.